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Director of Religious Education (Dre)

St Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church, Van Nuys

Posted 6/21/2019 until 9/6/2019



Responsible for the total religious education program of the parish for adults, youth and children

as designated by the pastor.



As representative of the pastor, the DRE implements the parish religious education program in accordance with the parish mission statement and goals. The DRE manages program content, staff and budgets; coordinates with other parish ministries and activities; reports to pastor and parish councils/committees as required. In addition, the DRE shall:

  • Articulate a vision of catechesis and the catechetical process based on the major catechetical documents of the Church.
  • Review, evaluate, and develop programs, mission statements, long- and short-range goals and objectives.
  • Help the parish community evaluate and carry out its role as a catechizing agent.
  • Apply appropriate principles of human development, especially faith and moral development, to a catechetical program.
  • Utilize appropriate methodologies of adult-centered and/or child-centered learning.
  • Implement or support a program of catechist formation according to Archdiocesan certification norms.
  • Involve the family as an essential agent in the faith formation process, especially in the faith formation of children and adolescents.
  • Use media and technology for effective program implementation.
  • Incorporate service opportunities, and reflections on these experiences, in catechetical programs for adults, adolescents, and children; especially linking such opportunities to the fostering of peace and justice.
  • Provide opportunities for participation in prayer, personal spiritual development and communal worship.
  • Initiate and maintain accurate records on students, families, catechists, and other participants.



Practicing Roman Catholic with a commitment to his/her own faith life

Well-developed knowledge of Scripture, the Catechism, Church documents,

Familiar with Church history, the stories of the saints and martyrs, Mariology

Experienced in teaching the faith to adults, youth and children

Able to communicate with all age groups, from varying cultural and social backgrounds

Skilled organizer and overseer of catechetical programs that incorporate volunteer


Sensitive to controversial issues and able to respond according to Church teaching as articulated by the Archbishop

Familiar with the uses of media and technology for effective program implementation


An undergraduate or graduate degree in theology or religious education.


Archdiocesan certification through the Advanced Catechetical Ministries Program

(ACM) or Master Catechist Program.

A university certificate program in catechetical leadership.

Two to three years recent catechetical experience

A record of attendance at diocesan workshops and seminars for ongoing education.


Executive responsibility as employee or volunteer.

Experience in working with adult volunteers.

A record of attendance at workshops and seminars in management and administrative skills.


The resume must be submitted to: 

Please submit the email with the following subject line:

Your First & Last Name, Position applying for, Location​​​​​

Information/Application Contact:

St Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church, Van Nuys
16711 Gault Street
Van Nuys CA 91406
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